Ben Francisco # - OF/DH

  • Age: 32
  • DOB: 1981/10/23
  • POB: Santa Ana, CA
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 195lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 7
  • Drafted by Cleveland in 2002 (5th round).

Scouting Report

AssetsHas a very live bat with the ability to rack up doubles and also hit the ball over the fence. Can also steal bases and drive in runs when he's hot. Is adept at playing all three outfield positions.
FlawsIs extremely inconsistent at the dish and can get into bad ruts that seem endless over the course of a season. Could stand to improve his walks/strikeout ratio.
Career potentialBackup outfielder.

Honours and Awards

2007International League (AAA) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/11/05Opted for minor league free agency.
2013/06/18Signed by the San Diego Padres to a minor league contract.
2013/06/03Released by the New York Yankees.
2013/05/26Designated for assignment by the New York Yankees.
2013/03/29Contract purchased from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
2013/03/11Released by the Cleveland Indians.
2013/03/11Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2013/01/21Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.
2012/11/30Tampa Bay Rays declined to tender a contract.
2012/09/01Missed 3 games (right wrist injury).
2012/08/31Acquired from the Houston Astros.
2012/08/29Right wrist injury, day-to-day.
2012/07/20Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
2012/06/24Missed 29 games (left hamstring injury).
2012/05/25Left hamstring injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 21st, 2012).
2012/05/22Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2012/04/08Missed 2 games (strained left hamstring).
2012/04/05Strained left hamstring, day-to-day.
2012/01/17Re-signed by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2011/12/12Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2011/01/15Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2009/07/29Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2009/03/10Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2008/05/06Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2008/04/26Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2008/04/22Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2008/03/27Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2008/03/07Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2007/09/03Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2007/07/27Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2007/06/20Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2007/05/02Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2007/05/01Recalled from Buffalo (AAA).
2007/03/28Optioned to Buffalo (AAA).
2007/02/28Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2006/11/20Contract purchased from Buffalo (AAA).


2013/06/18Signed by the San Diego Padres to a minor league contract.
2013/03/11Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2013/01/21Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract.
2012/08/31Houston Astros traded Ben Francisco to the Tampa Bay Rays for Theron Geith.
2012/07/20Houston Astros traded J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter to the Toronto Blue Jays for Ben Francisco, Francisco Cordero, David Rollins, Asher Wojciechowski, Joe Musgrove, Carlos Perez and a player to be named (Kevin Comer 08/16).
2011/12/12Philadelphia Phillies traded Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays for Frank Gailey.
2009/07/29Cleveland Indians traded Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco to the Philadelphia Phillies for Jason Knapp, Jason Donald, Carlos Carrasco and Lou Marson.
2002/06/04Drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th round in 2002.

Career Stats

2013NY YankeesAL2144450011511000.
2012Tampa BayAL24574135028416000.228.270.421.691
2012Total Tor/Hou/TBMLB8219214461414151349011.240.285.385.670
2012New HampshireAA9362830023400-.222.282.306.588
2009Total Cle/PhiMLB12640558104301154638831471.257.330.447.777
2003Lake CountyA802895783211114831501561.287.359.481.840
2002Mahoning ValleyA58235558223232322282263.349.416.502.918


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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